Shipping Dry Ice: Stay Compliant with DOT and IATA Regulations
Dry ice is considered a hazardous material when transported by air, such as when shipped via UPS Air and FedEx Express. The material must be prepared in accordance with either the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations or the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. Violators can have their shipments rejected and returned or be penalized by the Federal Aviation Administration (up to $79,976 per civil violation).
Employees involved in the shipping of dry ice must, at a minimum, have DOT Hazardous Material General Awareness Training and be trained in the applicable requirements of the DOT and IATA regulations specific to the preparation of dry ice.
The following topics will be covered during this one-hour live online training:
- Overview of the regulations, including 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)
- General overview of the DOT hazardous materials regulations, including categories of regulated materials
- Enforcement trends and penalties
- Steps for classifying the material
- Packaging requirements and instructions
- Hazard labeling
- Hazmat shipping papers and other documentation
- DOT exceptions used by United Parcel Service
Attendees have the option to complete a short test and receive a certificate of training.
Speaker Profile: Douglas Graham, CHMM is Sr. EH&S Consultant & External Training Manager at Triumvirate Environmental. Doug has 25 years of EH&S training, consulting, auditing and program development experience and has provided over 12,000 hours of training. Doug is a nationally recognized trainer, annual guest instructor at the New England Chapter CHMM prep course, developer of an award-winning, innovative online hazmat training program, and a contributing author for EHS Journal.